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MuggleCast: the Harry Potter podcast

455 episodes - English - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 3.1K ratings

MuggleCast is your weekly ride into the Wizarding World. Pioneering the Harry Potter podcast phenomenon in August 2005, MuggleCast has continued to bring its listeners entertaining and thought-provoking discussions about J.K. Rowling's expanding universe. With each new episode we discuss everything Harry Potter: the latest news, the Potter books, Fantastic Beasts, The Cursed Child, the theme parks, the video games, and more!

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502: All The Ways Hogwarts Is A Security Nightmare

February 23, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour

Did Wizards Unite finally confirm a long-standing theory about Lavender Brown? Main Discussion: All The Ways That Hogwarts Is A Security Nightmare For decades, students and teachers have been lied to about Hogwarts safety!  Are moving staircases really a good idea? The Forbidden Forest & Black Lake are no place for students of any age! The Triwizard Tournament? Ask Cedric Diggory how that turned out! Background check, anyone? We discuss how professors like Quirrell, Lockhart, Hagrid & I...

501: Fantastic Beasts 3 Opening Scene Ideas, MuggleMail

February 16, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour

A new Harry Potter Exhibition will be touring the globe. How similar will it be to the one we've already been to? The hosts discuss how they would like to see Fantastic Beasts 3 start, from blood pact flashbacks to a street chase in Rio! Will director David Yates finally make a substantive flashback sequence? Will the colors of this film at last be cheery and bright? Lynx Line: Our Patrons (https://www.patreon.com/muggleast) weigh in with their opening ideas. What if our heroes are all tu...

500: The Best Harry Potter Pick-Up Lines, Popular Head Cannon Ships

February 09, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour

We made it to Episode 500! To celebrate, we have a fun a look at MuggleCast By The Numbers How many emails have we received over the years? How many times has the show been downloaded? Which host has appeared on the most episodes? Guess That MuggleCast Episode Title! Eric quizzes Andrew, Laura and Micah on some of the more memorable episode titles on the last 15 years! To celebrate Valentine's Day, we set the mood and deliver some of the best Harry Potter Pickup Lines Alternate Universe P...

499: Life As An Adult Harry Potter Fan

February 02, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour

Welcome to our listener and Patron (https://www.patreon.com/mugglecast/) Julia, whose son Wyatt sent us a great question a few weeks ago. News: As we predicted, a Potter television series is reportedly in the works. And, Fantastic Beasts 3 finishes filming this week! In Bonus MuggleCast, available on our Patron, we'll discuss when to expect more news and updates about the third Fantastic Beasts movie. Today we discuss the trials and tribulations of being an adult fan of the Harry Potter se...

498: Harry Potter's 'Midnight Sun': The Companion Stories We Want Written

January 26, 2021 12:00 - 58 minutes

News: With a new appointment at Warner Brothers, could a Harry Potter television show be in our future? (Note: This episode was recorded before The Hollywood Reporter reported on January 25 that a live-action Harry Potter series is officially in development, but our news discussion still relates to the news) It's Not Just For Kids! Listeners weigh in on Ollivander's wand choosing ceremony at the Wizarding World theme park. Main Discussion: Harry Potter Companion Novels. As we continue the 2...

#497: The First Movie's Best Character Introductions

January 19, 2021 12:00 - 1 hour

Welcome Slug Club (https://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) member Pablo to the show! Spanish language speakers, check out Pablo's HP podcast Cuarantena 9 3/4 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cuarentena-9-3-4/id1510239480) ! In a bit of sad news, Hogwarts Legacy has been given a 2022 release window, not 2021 as we had hoped. How will the hosts fill the time without the new game? By checking out other games (https://www.twitch.tv/spielermangames) like Micah? The Sorcerer's Stone movie turn...

#496: Harry Potter Character New Year Resolutions, Iconic Lines We Always Say Out Loud

January 11, 2021 17:45 - 57 minutes

Welcome to 2021 - our 16th year of Potter podcasting! What Harry Potter gifts did we receive over the holidays? Main Discussion: The New Year's Resolutions of Harry Potter Characters But first... the host share resolutions of their own! Which character shouldn’t make promises he can’t keep? Who might want to regularly check on his Horcruxes this year? Which character should wash his socks? Smile more? From Lucius Malfoy and Bellatrix to Neville and Lavender Brown, our Patrons weigh in ...

#495: Taste-Testing Harry Potter Themed Drinks, 2020 Year in Review

December 22, 2020 12:00 - 56 minutes

As 2020 comes to a close, we're so thankful to have all of you! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! To celebrate the holidays, the hosts each pick a Harry Potter-themed cocktail (https://www.buzzfeed.com/fjelstud/20-alcoholic-beverages-inspired-by-the-harry-potte) of their choice and taste test live on air! See who comes out the winner as Andrew, Eric, Laura and Micah battle it out for the title of Heads Up (https://apps.apple.com/il/app/heads-up-best-charades-game/id623592465) champ! Main ...

#494: Reviewing The Gadgets and Gizmos of the Wizarding World

December 15, 2020 12:00 - 1 hour

The hosts are joined by Dave Jorgenson, Washington Post's TikTok Guy (https://www.tiktok.com/@washingtonpost?lang=en) , who's a huge Harry Potter fan and a longtime MuggleCast listener! Dave is a long-time listener of MuggleCast and has his finger on the pulse of Harry Potter TikTok trends. This week's Main Discussion: The gadgets and gizmos of the Wizarding World We ask this of each gadget: How does it work? Is it cool or dumb or dangerous? Also, what would we pay for each? Far fewer peo...

#493: The Best Fan-Made Harry Potter Merchandise

December 08, 2020 12:00 - 1 hour

It's the holiday season, so we're discussing some great fan-made Harry Potter item with MuggleCast listener and Etsy creator Hannah, owner of Flighty Temptress Adventures (https://www.etsy.com/shop/FTAMagicalDesign) ! Hannah shares her story of becoming a fan creator, product creation, her favorite item and the community overall The hosts share some of the main reasons they support fan creators How long will the market for fan-made Harry Potter items last? Jewelry? Artwork? What fan-made ...

#492: The Defining Chapters of the Big Seven Harry Potter Characters

November 24, 2020 12:00 - 1 hour

Thanks to all who came out to Quizzitch Live: Weasley Thanksgiving edition! If you missed it, watch it now (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SHi8Lavy_w) ! Main Discussion: What chapters from the Harry Potter books best define the "Big Seven" characters? Is Harry's heroism better represented anywhere than in "The Forest Again"? Does Draco's inaction speak as much to his character as his inaction? Can a character's defining chapter be the chapter in which they are introduced? The hosts pro...

#491: Which Harry Potter Character Would We Want To Be?

November 17, 2020 12:00 - 1 hour

Thanksgiving is all about family! Join us for a Weasley Family-themed Quizzitch Live on Sunday, November 22nd! The hosts share their reactions to the news that Mads Mikkelson will replace Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts series MuggleCasTBT: In May 2016, which characters did we predict we’d see in the Fantastic Beasts series? The answers may surprise you! Main Discussion: Which character would we want to be in the Harry Potter series, and why? Charlie Weasley? Nearly-Head...

#490: Why Johnny Depp Left Fantastic Beasts, and Who Should Play Grindelwald Now

November 09, 2020 17:31 - 55 minutes

Thanksgiving is all about family; join us for a Weasley Family-themed Quizzitch Live on Sunday, November 22nd! Breaking News: Johnny Depp is OUT as Grindelwald! Warner Bros reportedly asked (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54846285) Johnny to leave the role. Andrew breaks down what happened and details a chain of events. Why is this happening now, and why didn't it happen sooner? WB gave him the professional courtesy of stepping down with dignity, but was Johnny Depp actually ...

#489: The Politics of the Wizarding World

November 03, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour

In  celebration of Halloween, we hosted a brand-new, spoooooky edition of Quizzitch Live (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AmVWSA3zcM) ! Join us later this November for another round of trivia! News: MinaLima confirms they are working on (https://twitter.com/rowlinglibrary/status/1322265964122169346) a Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition while Laura introduces us to the latest trend on TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@t22felton/video/6884690238946561285?_d=secCgsIARCbDRgBIAIoARI%2BCjyPau0y...

#488: Your Most Controversial Harry Potter Opinions

October 27, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour

In  celebration of Halloween, we're hosting our next Quizzitch Live this Saturday, October 31 at 3 p.m. ET! We hope to see you there! Chris Hansen takes on Tom Riddle! Watch it on our social media channels later this week. Only one week left until Election Day! Please make sure you are registered to vote in your state right now by visiting IWillVote.com (http://www.iwillvote.com) . You can also find out great ballot information at BallotReady.org (http://www.ballotready.org) and sign up to ...

#487: The Scariest Moments in Harry Potter

October 20, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour

It's our annual Halloween episode and we discuss the scariest moments in the Harry Potter series! Some our favorite past Halloween episodes have included Episode 61: Ghosts (https://www.mugglecast.com/episode-61/) in Harry Potter and Episode 343: Halloween Happening (https://www.mugglecast.com/episode-343-fantastic-beasts-not-2/) ! In Sorcerer's Stone: Fluffy and Professor Quirrell's death are just two of the most terrifying moments for 11-year-old Harry. Aragog, the Baslisk, Tom Riddle's ...

#486: Quidditch Through the Ages Illustrated Review, MuggleMail, and Games!

October 13, 2020 11:00 - 58 minutes

PSA for the USA: Many voter registration deadlines are approaching in the United States. Please make sure you are registered to vote in your state right now by visiting IWillVote.com (http://www.iwillvote.com) . You can also find out great ballot information at http://www.BallotReady.org and sign up to be a poll worker at http://www.PowerThePolls.org.  Quidditch Through the Ages gets a fully-illustrated edition by Emily Gravett. We dig into the book and share what we love about it! The new ...

#485: The Biggest Plot Holes in the Harry Potter Books

October 06, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour

PSA for the USA: Many voter registration deadlines are approaching in the United States. Please make sure you are registered to vote in your state right now by visiting IWillVote.com (http://www.iwillvote.com) . You can also find out great ballot information at http://www.BallotReady.org and sign up to be a poll worker at http://www.PowerThePolls.org.  MuggleMail covers Dumbledore and Tom Riddle's first encounter and Voldemort's ability to love Our Main Discussion focuses on The Biggest Plo...

#484: Fictional Orphans and Their Purpose in 'Harry Potter'

September 29, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour

Welcome Slug Club member Shyam! He, too, has gotten a letter from the author! MuggleMail includes MORE casting of gingers, Sorting Hats, Slytherins and Aussies. Could the eventual Potter TV show be on network television, rather than a streaming app? Our main discussion this week is about orphans in literature! Why are there so many, and how are they alike? Are there benefits for authors wanting to start a hero off with a blank slate that makes orphaning them appealing? How does Harry's o...

#483: Fantasy Casting the Harry Potter TV Series, 'Hogwarts Legacy' Announced

September 22, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour

Andrew's prophecy comes true... almost! Hogwarts Legacy (https://www.hypable.com/harry-potter-rpg-hogwarts-legacy-announced-for-playstation-5/) is coming to a video game console near you in 2021! What are our initial reactions to the trailer for this open-world video game? We offer some suggestions on what fans can do who are hesitant about purchasing this game. Muggle Mail covers The Pizza Wizard, The Lost Day, Neville, Sirius, a Harry Potter television station and more! Main Discussion...

#482: Never-Before-Seen Harry Potter Scenes We Want in a TV Series

September 15, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour

Muggle Mail answers some of our questions regarding Neville's sorting, and asks why Harry isn't more grateful to Lupin. This week the hosts ask, What are key, never-before-seen moments from the Harry Potter books that we want to see adapted in the TV series? This is our chance to FINALLY see some critical scenes that never made it into the books or films! Andrew kicks things off with light and grim moments: The creation of the Marauders Map, and the entire night of James and Lily's deaths. ...

#481: The Deep Similarities Between Harry and Neville

September 08, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour

We take a deep dive into Harry and Neville’s parallel journeys throughout the Harry Potter series Muggle Mail covers how you correct someone who is wrong about Harry Potter, Snape fan fiction and more The Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings and King Arthur: the hosts share some of their favorite stories influenced by cultural artifacts Let's get religious (not really)! We compare Harry to Jesus and Neville to John The Baptist Linked from the start via prophecy, did anyone suspect pre-...

#480: The Best Professors at Hogwarts

September 01, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour

This week, to celebrate a new term on September 1, we're rating every professor of Hogwarts School! How do the DADA professors measure up with one another on quality and on difficulty? We offer individual grades to help us compare them all. How about Potions? Is Slughorn a higher quality instructor than Snape? We all have high marks for McGonagall, but what about Dumbledore, who we saw teach in Fantastic Beasts? We set a Seer against a Centaur and wrap up with Charms, Herbology, and Histo...

#479: The Best Chapters of the ENTIRE Harry Potter Series

August 25, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour

20 Years Ago: Dan, Emma and Rupert were announced to play Harry, Ron and Hermione Sorcerer's Stone surpasses $1 billion at the box office as theaters reopen in China Fantastic Beasts 3 set to resume filming in September -- will the movie's release date be delayed? Main Discussion: The Best Chapters of the ENTIRE Harry Potter series, and why these are our favorites! What makes a good Harry Potter chapter? Pivotal moments? Action? Suspense? World expanding moments? Hindsight? The ability to...

#478: How MuggleNet Created a Harry Potter Encyclopedia

August 18, 2020 10:00 - 59 minutes

Welcome to the show Marissa, co-author of MuggleNet's new Character Compendium (https://www.mugglenet.com/2020/06/the-unofficial-harry-potter-character-compendium-is-mugglenets-first-book-in-over-a-decade-get-yours-now/) , available now in bookstores everywhere! MuggleMail has Umbridge fever! An e-mail from Matt suggests actress Olivia Coleman for the future role of Umbridge in a Harry Potter TV series! Here is a highlight reel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3r_Id78ck) for your considera...

#477: Burning 'Order of the Phoenix' Questions That Were Never Answered

August 11, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

News: The Harry Potter film series is moving to Peacock and leaving HBO Max. Muggle Mail covers Potter People The Podcast (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1248779) and an interesting fan fiction about Voldemort's return! (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12924292/181/A-Second-Chance) It's our Order of the Phoenix Rewind episode! Acceptable. Troll. Exceeds Expectations. Just how good were our 7-Word Summaries during Chapter-by-Chapter? The grades are in! Dumbledore vs. Voldemort. The Lost Prophecy....

#476: Celebrating 15 Years of MuggleCast (with Jamie!)

August 04, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

SPOILER WARNING: Do not listen if you haven't finished Book 6 yet, but today we're celebrating 15 YEARS OF MUGGLECAST! Welcome back everyone's favorite Brit, Jamie! He has some huge life updates for everyone. Why in the world did we ever decide to start a podcast? Who is this mystery "Sarah" person? We dig deep into the archive to roll clips from Episode 1! Were our predictions any good? Or totally wrong? From Steve Jobs to David Heyman to Pickle Pack and more, Andrew, Eric, Micah, Laura ...

#475: Denial and Acceptance (OOTP 38, The Second War Begins)

July 28, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

It's our final Chapter-by-Chapter episode! The reading archive (https://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) is now complete! Congratulations to our recent Quizzitch Live winners Morg97, Molly, Melissa, Kate, and Kiran. Eric has a new podcast, Thank You For Spieling (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thank-you-for-spieling-podcast/id1521109520) ! Find it on your favorite podcast app. MuggleMail includes Occlumency lessons, the Marauders watching Snape and ...

#474: There's Something About Harry (OOTP 37, The Lost Prophecy)

July 21, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

Our next Quizzitch Live is Tuesday, July 21 - The topic is Deathly Hallows! Harry Potter at Home (https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home) has wrapped up their chapter readings for Book One. In Muggle Mail, the hosts are asked how Harry Potter led them to branch out into being a fan of other things. We debut a brand new listener-inspired segment, Wizard Court! Bellatrix is on trial for killing Sirius. Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Harry Potter and the Order of ...

#473: Dumbledore v Voldemort (OOTP 36, The Only One He Ever Feared)

July 14, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

Our next Quizzitch Live will be Tuesday, July 21 - An installment themed around the Deathly Hallows book! Muggle Mail covers Kreacher, the Department of Mysteries, The Veil, Lupin and more! Which came first, the Ministry or The Veil? Listeners weigh in with their thoughts! We debut a new game... Guess. That. Book! Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 36: The Only One He Ever Feared 7-Word Summary: Voldemort is trying to kill Harry Potter ...

#472: DUBBLEDORE! (OOTP 35, 'Beyond the Veil')

July 07, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

News covers the latest chapter of Sorcerer's Stone (https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-mirror-of-erised) with Matthew Lewis and Imelda Staunton. Plus, an update on the Harry Potter RPG (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-29/harry-potter-game-developers-rattled-by-j-k-rowling-backlash) ! Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 35: Beyond The Veil 7-Word Summary: Sirius falls through the unknown to death  Our initial...

#471: PUNK'd (OOTP 33 and 34, 'Fight or Flight' and 'The Department of Mysteries')

June 30, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

News covers The Blair Partnership controversy and suspended Chapter Readings This week: It's a double dose of Chapter-by-Chapter (https://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) ! First up, Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 33: Fight or Flight 7-Word Summary #1: Centaurs react aggressively to Hermione’s faulty argument Did Umbridge fail to search Hagrid's Hut after she gave him the boot? Leading Umbridge into the Forbidden Forest: was it Hermione's top Gryffindor ...

#470: Silky Smooth Snape (OOTP 32, Out of the Fire)

June 23, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

International football star David Beckham joins actor David Tennant to read the Quidditch chapter (https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-quidditch) of Book One. And now viewing this requires a login? The MuggleCast 15th Anniversary T-Shirt is here! Just one week left (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) to become a Patron at the Dumbledore’s Army level or higher to get yours! MuggleMail topics include exams in other countries, the secrecy surrounding the prophecy, and whether Hagri...

#469: Why J.K. Rowling Is Wrong About Trans People

June 15, 2020 17:39 - 1 hour

On this special edition of MuggleCast, the hosts are joined by Dr. Sarah Steelman (Marriage & Family Therapist, Ph.D., LMFT) to discuss J.K. Rowling's recent tweets and open letter regarding trans people. We review her statements and why so many of them are wrong, share responses from around the Harry Potter community, and analyze our own feelings. Given the sensitive nature of this conversation, please be aware that this episode carries a trigger warning. Below is a list of resources refere...

#468: Rubeus Hagrid’s Punch Out! (OOTP 31, O.W.L.S.)

June 09, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

MuggleCast opens with a listener email addressing current events in America. Also, please note we recorded this episode before JKR's latest hurtful tweets. Some suggested recommendations and resources that can help us all learn: Understand racism doesn't "go away" - it mutates. Learn from organizations like The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (https://civilrights.org/) , The Vera Institute of Justice (https://www.vera.org/) , The National Civil Rights Museum (https://www.civil...

#467: Stranger Danger (OOTP 30, Grawp)

June 02, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

There is a new children's story (https://www.theickabog.com/read-the-story/) from JKR, and she's releasing fresh chapters every week day! All eight Harry Potter movies have been made available for streaming on HBO MAX. In Bonus MuggleCast, available now on Patreon, the hosts and listeners share their go-to HP films, and Micah tears apart Deathly Hallows, Part 2. The MuggleCast 15th Anniversary T-Shirt is here! Become a Patron (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) by June 30 at the Dumbledore’s ...

#466: Weasleys Victorious (OOTP 29, Career Advice)

May 19, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

Welcome Slug Club member Ryan! WizardingWorld.com's reread continues with Eddie Redmayne (https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-letters-from-no-one) and Stephen Fry (https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-keeper-of-the-keys) The MuggleCast 15th Anniversary T-Shirt is here! Become a Patron (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) by June 30 at the Dumbledore's Army level or higher to get yours!  Muggle Mail covers lots of feedback on Snape's Worst Memory Chapter-by-Chapte...

#465: How I Met Your Mother (OOTP 28, Snape's Worst Memory)

May 12, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

WizardingWorld.com is hosting a video reread of Sorcerer's Stone and Daniel Radcliffe kicks things off (https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived) ! Don't miss Quizzitch Live: The Goblet of Popcorn next Sunday, May 17 (11 am ET)! The MuggleCast 15th Anniversary T-Shirt is here! Become a Patron (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) by June 30 at the Dumbledore's Army level or higher to get yours!  Muggle Mail covers Ministry toilet access, Hermione's advice to Harry and m...

#464: Dumbledore Gone Wild (OOTP 27, The Centaur and The Sneak)

May 05, 2020 14:21 - 1 hour

JKR commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts (and responds to MuggleCast on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/1256146109845639185) !) The MuggleCast 15th Anniversary T-Shirt is here! Become a Patron (http://www.patreon.com/mugglecast) by June 30 at the Dumbledore's Army level or higher to get yours!  Chapter-by-Chapter (http://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 27: The Centaur and The Snea...

#463: Umbridge's Quibbles (OOTP 26, Seen and Unforeseen)

April 28, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

Happy Birthday, Eric! Quizzitch Live: The Prisoner of Knowledge was a huge success! We hope you joined us and had fun! Muggle Mail covers COVID-19 at Hogwarts and more Hagrid/Harry comparisons! Chapter-by-Chapter (http://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 26: Seen and Unforeseen 7-Word Summary: Dreams enter the mind through Snape’s lessons  How much legitimacy does Rita Skeeter provide to Harry's story? Umbridge's l...

#462: Kreacher and the Keys (OOTP 25, The Beetle at Bay)

April 21, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

News covers JKR's childhood home and her recent thoughts on Prisoner of Azkaban and Order of the Phoenix. One of these was her easiest Potter book to write. Muggle Mail includes Voldemort's possession of Ginny and The Knight Bus in Goblet of Fire Chapter-by-Chapter (http://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 25: The Beetle at Bay 7-Word Summary: Valentine’s Day happens amidst many bad choices Mass Breakout from Azkab...

#461: Snape's Secrets (OOTP 24, Occlumency)

April 14, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

Quizzitch Live: The Fandom of Secrets (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A8_xp0IoS8&feature=emb_logo) was a huge success! Keep an eye for our next hangout! Rupert Grint is going to be a DAD! Muggle Mail covers a random Lockhart encounter and when J.K. Rowling actually revealed Dumbledore's sexuality (see J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij97LWo0I7s) Chapter-by-Chapter (http://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) continues with Ord...

#460: Loony Lockhart (OOTP 23, Christmas on the Closed Ward)

April 07, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

Quizzitch Live: The Fandom of Secrets returns this Thursday, April 9 at 7:15 p.m. ET! Keep an eye on our social media channels for the link to participate! J.K. Rowling offers up a Character Personality quiz (https://openpsychometrics.org/tests/characters/) on Twitter! The hosts share which Harry Potter character they are most like... and the answers may surprise you! News covers Harry Potter at Home (https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home) , The Tales of Beedle The B...

#459: Magicare For All (OOTP 22, St. Mungo's, Part 2)

March 31, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

We had a blast with our first-ever Quizzitch Live (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3502&v=UEjZXWTRnAI&feature=emb_logo) ! J.K. Rowling returns to Twitter to comfort Voldemort, reveal her favorite Mario Kart character and more! Muggle Mail covers why Harry didn't see thestrals at the end of Goblet of Fire! Chapter-by-Chapter (http://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 22: St. Mungo's for Magical Maladies a...

#458: Portrait Party (OOTP 22, St. Mungo's, Part 1)

March 24, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

We had a blast at our Forget About The World live show (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOhOgFdrtDs) earlier in the week! Tune in for a show and tell and a few rounds of Harry Potter Heads Up! The hosts receive candles from our listener Devin, including a goat-scented one for Micah! Check out Devin's website - Worndoll.com (https://www.worndoll.com/) J.K. Rowling loosens guidelines on recording Harry Potter books for schools  To liven things up we play a fun Sporcle game - Harry Potter Name C...

#457: The Grim Granger (OOTP 21, The Eye of the Snake)

March 17, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour

Welcome Slug Club member Abbey, who has her own podcast for Grey's Anatomy fans: The On Call Room (https://www.theoncallroompod.com/) ! Coronavirus shuts down Cursed Child and the Wizarding World theme parks The leaked Harry Potter RPG will finally be announced this year! Fantastic Beasts 3 filming is now underway! Or at least, that was the plan. Since recording this episode, we've now learned that the movie has halted production (https://www.hypable.com/fantastic-beasts-3-release-date/) . We...

#456: A Giant Waste Of Time (OOTP 20, Hagrid's Tale)

March 10, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour

Muggle Mail covers angry librarians and Harry-Draco shippers We're at the midway point of Order of the Phoenix! How has this recent read changed our feelings about the book? What are our biggest takeaways? Chapter-by-Chapter (http://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 20: Hagrid's Tale 7-Word Summary: Hagrid returns and fails to reveal lies The Trio take a massive risk in going to see Hagrid given recent punishments!...

#455: How To Hogwarts (OOTP 19, The Lion & The Serpent)

March 03, 2020 11:00 - 1 hour

Some of your favorite Potter actors are back to voice The Tales of Beedle The Bard audiobook MuggleCasTBT recalls a time when we discussed J.K. Rowling potentially writing (https://twitter.com/MuggleCast/status/1233208321706020865) under a pseudonym. Muggle Mail covers becoming inspired to teach, the Hog's Head and the Room of Requirement. Chapter-by-Chapter (http://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 19: The Lion & ...

#454: Drinky Winky (OOTP 18, Dumbledore's Army)

February 25, 2020 12:00 - 1 hour

News covers Cormoran Strike Book 5 "Troubled Blood," (https://www.hypable.com/cormoran-strike-book-5-release-date/) Cursed Child Japan and Fantastic Beasts 3 Muggle Mail: Harry's post-Hogwarts career, a sibling rivalry, and Dumbledore's boggart Chapter-by-Chapter (http://www.mugglecast.com/harry-potter-chapter-chapter-analysis-archive/) continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 18: Dumbledore's Army 7-Word Summary: Hogwarts is holding a group defense meeting Harry can Accio a bullfrog? J....

#453: 2 Fast, 2 Illustrated (OOTP 17, Educational Decree Number 24)

February 11, 2020 12:00 - 1 hour

We offer our thoughts on the recent Johnny Depp / Amber Heard case Another Illustrated Edition: MinaLima (https://minalima.com/product/harry-potter-and-the-philosophers-stone-signed-copy/) joins the party! Muggle Mail covers Harry's battle with Dementors and his post-Hogwarts career Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Order of the Phoenix – Chapter 17: Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four 7-Word Summary: Sirius is in trouble with Umbridge’s reach Harry's finally HAPPY! It lasts for two pages.....

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